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One thing - you'll need to pick clean the air filter every once in a while - just gently scrape the dust off to keep the air flow flowin'.
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Just used mine for the 2nd time and it was a cloudy day and it spun my fan so hard the the lights on the fan came on, lol.
I am thinking it was friction, or it made my fan into a generator of sorts?
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Generator.

Do be careful with that; it's been suggested that force-spinnng fans like that can wreck the bearings, so try to use your finger to hold the fan in place while you blast air through your heatsink.

If not practical, use a wooden popsicle stick or even a plastic pen to hold a fan steady through the grille.
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I'd just used it again today and my rig looks like new.

Now when are we going to start this Data-Vac club thingy.

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one of my buddies has that thing and it works great for him. I refuse to pay for air, so instead I use the pump that came with my air mattress and it works great.
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just ordered 1
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Hey does anybody know if its safe to operate it in Asia? I bought this a while back when I was living in the US and I recently plugged it in to give my computer a good clean, but I got shocked while using it It tripped the power in my apartment too.
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LOL..........I use a air compressor on mine just make sure you dont blow any stickers off of the video cards,Etc. and all you need is a portable one i use to use compressed air out of a can but it costs to much i got a Senco portable unit for me and that all i really need.
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Hey does anybody know if its safe to operate it in Asia? I bought this a while back when I was living in the US and I recently plugged it in to give my computer a good clean, but I got shocked while using it It tripped the power in my apartment too.
Have you got a ground plug in to your unit?If not you need to get one.
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post #170 of 242
Yeah I do have a ground plug in to my unit but its running on a power brick (whatever those things are called, the stuff that allow you to plug in multiple stuff).
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